Top Five International Players in Poker News This Month
Well, October has been booming with poker action worldwide. The month is turning out to be a big one with several prestigious tournaments running in various parts of the world.
While lots of high profile poker tournaments took place this month, the most popular among these include the Big One For One Drop Extravaganza, the $25,000 Aria High Roller 43 and the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) to name a few. Here, we bring you the list of five players in the global poker news.
Elton Tsang- Hong Kong Based Poker Face
This month belongs to the Canadian born and Hong Kong based Elton Tsang. Last week, he grabbed the big headlines when he won the world’s largest buy-in tournament Big One for One Drop Extravaganza, taking home his third biggest cash prize worth €11,111,111 ($12,188,889). Tsang outplayed a field 28 players to eventually win the most coveted the title and his third biggest cash prize in poker history at the Monte Carlo Casino, one of the world’s most luxurious casino Monaco.
Brian Rast- American Poker Player
Next in line is the three-time WSOP gold bracelet winner Brian Rast. He is a professional poker player living in Las Vegas in Navada. He has been in the global poker news all the way. Earlier this year, the 34 year old won the 2016 Poker Players Championship and Chip Reese Memorial Trophy and this month he grabbed headlines by winning the 43rd $25,000 Aria High Roller at at Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, thus taking home $393,120. He defeated a field of 39 players and a heads up match took place between him and Cary Katz who bagged $224,640 for his runner-up finish in the tournament.
Fedor Holz- German Poker Player
Third player in the list who made it to international poker news this month is Fedor Holz. After creating waves in live circuit this year for winning about $15 million from live tournaments, the German player looked fabulous when he finished as runner up in the $102K buy-in Super High Roller of the WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) this month. He ended up in heads up with longtime online grinder “bencb789” who eventually won the WCOOP Super High Roller title for $1,172,360. Holz ended up securing $1,067,639 as runner-up prize money in the Super High Roller.
Two New Members in the Poker Hall of Fame
October month also saw the 2016 Poker Hall of Fame getting two new members Todd Brunson and Carlos Mortensen, both joining as the 51st and 52nd members of the Poker Hall of Fame. These two players have been nominated by public and voted by 44 person panel vote that included the existing Poker Hall of Fame members and a Blue Ribbon Media Panel. The official induction will however take place on October 26 at the Binion’s Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, the original home to the WSOP.
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